Pakistan International Airlines has signed a
firm order for five Boeing 777-300ER (extended range) airplanes.
Valued at nearly $1.5 billion at list prices,
the order also includes purchase rights to Pakistan International
Airlines for an additional five 777-300ERs.
Karachi, Pakistan International Airlines has been renewing its
long-haul fleet to accommodate increased demand for air travel as
well as to introduce new routes.
"With passenger traffic
in our region accelerating, the new 777-300ER airplanes will
continue to deliver the highest standards of technology and
passenger comfort to our customers," said Capt. Nadeem Yousufzai,
Managing Director of Pakistan International Airlines. "The
spacious 777-300ER has been an integral part of our long-range
fleet renewal program and its excellent operating economics, long
range capability and reliability will allow us to expand into new
In 2002, Pakistan's flag carrier
became the world's first airline to purchase all three passenger
models of the 777 Family and in that year was also the launch
customer for the 777-200LR (longer range) airplane.
The 777-300ER brings new twin-engine efficiency to the
airline's long-haul fleet. The airplane is powered by General
Electric GE90-115BLs, one of the world's largest and most powerful
commercial jet engines.
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